Arliss Michaels is the head of a sports agency and will anything for his very famous clients.

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Robert Wuhl
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Series cast summary:
Robert Wuhl ...  Arliss Michaels 80 episodes, 1996-2002
Sandra Oh ...  Rita Wu 55 episodes, 1996-2002
Jim Turner ...  Kirby Carlisle 54 episodes, 1996-2002
Michael Boatman ...  Stanley Babson 48 episodes, 1996-2002
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Storyline

Arliss Michaels is not a sports agent, he is a sports super agent. To his team of associates, the athletes he represents and the world around them, he is God. He is like Jerry Maguire, but without a conscience. Written by Steve Richer <sricher@sympatico.ca>

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Comedy | Sport

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Every episode began and ended with the lead character reading in voiceover chapters from a fictional book he had written about his life as a successful sports agent. The point of this was to show that the character did the exact opposite of what he wrote. Robert Wuhl said he got the idea to do this after seeing a book written by Donald Trump. Wuhl said he always wondered what the difference was between what was written and what was actually done. See more »

Quotes

[Arliss and some clients are playing poker]
Jerome "The Bus" Bettis: Yeah, Arliss got me $4.6 million up front. What's the bet?
Arliss Michaels: $2.
Jerome "The Bus" Bettis: That's too rich for my blood.
Arliss Michaels: I guess the bus stops here.
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Referenced in Fresh Off the Boat: Be a Man (2019) See more »

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can't believe there are bad comments on this show!
4 June 2001 | by JBoze313See all my reviews

I can't believe there are the number of negative comments there are here about Arliss. I love this, and I have been a huge fan since the start. It airs every weeknight now on HBO comedy, and I thank my cable company everyday for picking the channel up. Wuhl (spelling?) is a genius, and his work on the show is brilliant. The chemistry is awesome in the show, even tho one comment said it was horrible. I think the entire cast is hilarious and the shows never fail to entertain. I am usually laughing the entire episode, and that's sometimes rare with some of the crap that is on tv today....this is a great show, and if you haven't seen it, you have to check it out.


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Official Sites:

HBO

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

10 August 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Runtime:

(80 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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